HR Operations and Data Manager at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


The Operations and Data Manager will oversee administration processes and carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: HR policy, procedures and processes; change management; employee onboarding and integration; HR systems implementation; offboarding and separation agreements; retirements and employee data management. This person must be a self-starter, personable, professional, well organized, discrete, flexible and enjoy the challenges of working with a team of professionals in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. This role will report into the Chief Human Resources Officer and will supervise junior team members.


The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:

  • Manage day-to-day HR operations and ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures
  • Focus on process improvement and recommend opportunities for innovation in HR practices that maximize the value of employees
  • Develop a holistic view of the business and collaborate with partners to achieve organizational goals
  • Proactively create new programs to improve ways of working
  • Maintain accurate and confidential HR records and reports
  • Develop and monitor internal HR systems and databases, specifically Workday


The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:

  • 8-12 years of relevant HR experience in operations, employee relations, and HR technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Strategic and practical problem solver who thinks outside of the box
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement and innovation in HR processes
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to develop and monitor HR metrics and key performance indicators; leverage data to identify trends and support decision making
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written); transparent, open, honest communicator
  • Proven experience with adoption and change management strategies related to the implementation of new initiatives
  • Proficiency of HR Information Systems and platforms, including Workday
  • Strong ability to collaborate across the HR team and with other partners (e.g., technology, payroll, communications, compliance, etc.)
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy especially when working with employee data, including highly sensitive data
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable leading through change and ambiguous situations
  • Knowledge of HR policies, labor laws and regulations
  • Desire to keep current on the latest HR trends, software tools and practices
  • Good at developing and building relationships


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $76 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 50 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    HR Operations and Data Manager
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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